Applied Materials India Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of U.S. materials engineering leader Applied Materials, Inc., on March 23 announced it has joined the Industry Affiliate Program (IAP) of the Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc Bengaluru. As part of the IAP, Applied Materials India is working closely with CeNSE to explore new applications and solutions in the field of advanced materials.
According to Prof. Srinivasan Raghavan, Chairperson, CeNSE, it is a win-win relationship given the emphasis of both parties on electronics manufacturing and futuristic technologies. The main goal of CeNSE established in 2010 to pursue interdisciplinary research at the nanoscale, is to carry out cutting-edge research and technological innovations and translate them with appropriate partners into successful commercial products and services.
Talking about this valuable collaboration, Srinivas Satya, Country President, Applied Materials India, said: “We intend to bring our expertise in nanoengineering to scale the level of commercial viability for key R&D initiatives. Our domain expertise in micro and nanoelectronics will create a platform that can accelerate advanced research and charter growth in whitespace areas. We are looking forward to the positive impact this collaboration can bring, especially in the areas of joint research projects, student internships and student-faculty interactions.”
As one of the foremost companies in materials engineering, Applied Materials India continues to deepen its engagement with India’s premier engineering and technology institutes via industry-academia collaboration. Last year, it celebrated 15-years of collaboration with IIT Bombay in the field of nanoelectronics and energy. Applied Materials India is also a leading proponent of the Indian Nanoelectronics User Program (INUP), a program jointly run by IIT Bombay and IISc Bengaluru.